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Mexican mayor and officials kidnapped near US border

Mexican mayor and officials kidnapped near US border

Mario Cedillo Infante was kidnapped near the US border

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Mayor of a small town in the north Mexiconear the border with United StateAfter that, a group of employees disappeared Kidnapped by armed menState officials said Saturday, the 15th.

Mario Cedillo InfanteThe state government said in a statement that the mayor of Guerrero, Coahuila, was traveling with eight other people on Friday night, the 14th, when authorities lost contact with his group in the city of Nuevo Laredo.

Before disappearing, the group alerted authorities that two trucks were chasing them with armed men on board.

A senior state official told Reuters that armed men had kidnapped the group and that the authorities in Coahuila were working with the army to rescue the mayor and his comrades.

Located in the neighboring state of Tamaulipas, the border town of Nuevo Laredo has long been notorious for violent feuds between organized crime gangs.

A senior politician in Coahuila told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity, that Cedillo’s wife and son were among the missing.

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